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quadrat

QUAD'RAT, n. [L. quadratus, squared.]

1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void spaces between words, &c. Quadrats are of different sizes; as m-quadrats, &c.

2. A mathematical instrument, called also a geometrical square, and line of shadows.



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QUAD'RAT, n. [L. quadratus, squared.]

1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void spaces between words, &c. Quadrats are of different sizes; as m-quadrats, &c.

2. A mathematical instrument, called also a geometrical square, and line of shadows.

QUAD'RAT, n. [L. quadratus, squared.]

  1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void spaces between words, &c. Quadrats are of different sizes; as, m-quadrats, &c.
  2. A mathematical instrument, called also a geometrical square, and line of shadows. – Encyc.

Quad"rat
  1. A block of type metal lower than the letters, -- used in spacing and in blank lines.

    [Abbrev. quad.]
  2. An old instrument used for taking altitudes; -- called also geometrical square, and line of shadows.
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Quadrat

QUAD'RAT, noun [Latin quadratus, squared.]

1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void spaces between words, etc. Quadrats are of different sizes; as m-quadrats, etc.

2. A mathematical instrument, called also a geometrical square, and line of shadows.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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ENH`ANCE, v.t. enh`ans.

1. To raise; to lift; applied to material things by Spenser, but this application is entirely obsolete.

2. To raise; to advance; to highthen; applied to price or value. War enhances the price of provisions; it enhances rents, and the value of lands.

3. To raise; applied to qualities, quantity, pleasures, enjoyments, &c. Pleasure is enhanced by the difficulty of obtaining it.

4. To increase; to aggravate. The guilt of a crime may be enhanced by circumstances.

ENH`ANCE, v.i. enh`ans. To be raised; to swell; to grow larger. A debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.

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